Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Saison
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Formerly known as Frères de la Bière.

Initialement nommée "les Frères de la Bière", elle est le fruit d’un partenariat avec un brasseur anglais, John Davidson de la Swale Brewery, dans le cadre d’un projet Interreg.

Blonde, légère en alcool, un houblon aromatique du Kent, utilisé très généreusement lui confère son caractère unique.. "Dès l’attaque, l’amertume est là, puissante, enrobante,bien associée au malt. Structure moelleuse, bien maltée et sans lourdeur. Du houblon à l’état nature envahit le palais. Les amateurs vont en raffoler" Bière Magazine mars-avril 2006 Exportée au USA sous le nom de Thiriez EXTRA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
Brasserie Thiriez - Etoile du Nord 5.5% bottle at Cave a Bulle. I heard this is a historically significant beer in France as it was the first truly hoppy beer and is a saison at that. A golden brass color with a huge thick fluffy head. Yeasty hay, flour, spices & mild hoppiness in the nose. The taste is bready, saison spices and herbal hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Tap at MLF. Light, hoppy, lemon, bit yeasty. Easy drinking, quite refreshing but maybe lacking something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle from Rehille, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a slight spicy sour citrus fruit flavour, peppery hop notes followed by floral lemon and herbs on the dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (1152) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, Pours deep cloudy golden liquid, small white frothy head, Aroma: very aromatic, floral, litchi, yeasty, spicy, grapes, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, floral, litchi, grapes, Palate: light body, creamy mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation, long fruity spicy finish, Overall: perfect, enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (594) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Yellow with white head. Aroma wine, fruity, belgian yeast. Taste quite bitter, but pleasantly, fruity, some alcohol. Very drinkable. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7774) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange golden colored beer. Malty aroma with grain, yeast. Malty taste, floral notes, spices yeast. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (4986) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Flowery grassy hoppy flavour. Easily drinkable, lasting hoppy finish. *some additional characters*

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nota (47) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
From a bottle: cloudy with a chocolate-colored yeast that sits atop wonderful, silky foam. A doughy and slightly bitter, but pleasant, aroma. Lightly sweet to begin with followed by medium bitterness and ending in some astringency.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tim Webb (350) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
On draft in various estaminets around French Flanders and 75 cl bottles brought back from Produits du Nord in Cassel to home. This has become a world classic beer. In a world overwhelmed with yet another hoppy pale ale that is trying to be American, this one manages a perfect balance of hopping against a just right malt body. I can only assume that the lower rates are suffering from poor cold chains and distribution abroad. This is a marvellous beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_r (129) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
Robe orangée avec un fine mousse qui disparait vite. Au nez c’est houblonné, et dès la première gorgée, l’amertume est vive. Un peu trop d’ailleurs, masquant les autres saveurs que la bière pouvait offrir.

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